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The Adventurer (I) (1917)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  22 October 1917 (USA)
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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The Convict (as Charlie Chaplin)
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Storyline

Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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22 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El aventurero  »

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| (restored) | (Ontario)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director and serious film buff Alexander Payne paid to have this Chaplin short restored and shown at the Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy in 2013, where he also introduced it. See more »

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When the 2 large men fall into the ocean from the pier (Eric Campbell and Henry Bergman), Campbell is rescued twice, but Bergman is never rescued. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [opening title card] The man hunt.
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Edited into Days of Thrills and Laughter (1961) See more »

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One of Chaplin's funniest
30 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

In The Adventurer, Charlie plays an escaped convict who briefly manages to enjoy the good life after rescuing a drowning rich woman before the police find him again.

The Adventurer is the last of Chaplin's twelve films for the Mutual Company. Lacking any attempt at the pathos and social commentary that Chaplin injected in some of his previous Mutual shorts, this chase comedy almost appears to be a throwback to his rough-and-tumble roots at Keystone. However, there is one major difference, this film much funnier than anything did at Keystone. While I do not consider this to be his best short, it is arguably his funniest. The chases that bookend the film are hilarious. The middle is hilarious too. The film is a laugh fest through and through. If this film doesn't put a smile on your face, check your pulse.


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